Sparkling Sound Festival
The Sparkling Sound Festival is a two-day celebration of Danish-Greek sound art and electronic music. Held at two locations − on Wednesday you’ll find it at Nikolaj Kunsthal, and on Thursday at Dansekapellet − it will attempt to challenge the definition of music and art as it crosses genres.
Nikolaj Kunsthal, Nikolaj Plads 10, Cph K & Dansekapellet, Bispebjerg Torv 1, Cph NV; starts Wed, ends Thu; tickets 40kr per day, www.billetto.dk
Couleur Café 2013
For ten years running, Couleur Café has invited people to a one-day festival celebrating African culture and the African expat community in Denmark. The festival has now changed location from Fælledeparken to Nørrebro’s recently renovated red square on Nørrebrogade. There passers-by will be able to enjoy African cuisine, culture, as well as live music and dancing from several different African artists.
Den Røde Plads outside Nørrebrohallen, Nørrebrogade 208, Cph N; Sun 12:00-18:00; www.facebook.com/couleurcafedk
A Bright and Wonderful Indonesia
The Indonesian Embassy invites young and old to participate in ‘A Bright and Wonderful Indonesia’, a celebration of Indonesian culture. Participants can partake in arts and crafts, see stage performances and enjoy Indonesian cuisine. The embassy will open all day.
Indonesian Embassy, Ørehøj Alle 1, Hellerup; Sat 11:00
Royal Summer Ballet
For the eighth year running, the Royal Ballet will be sending 17 dancers out to perform excerpts from the ballet’s repertoire at free outdoor stagings across Denmark. Performances will include selections from the Christmas classic The Nutcracker to the fiery Spanish piece La Ventana. Copenhagen-area residents can take day trips to Gentofte on Sunday, Roskilde on Monday or Vordingborg on Tuesday to catch performances. You can watch the dancers warm up onstage 90 minutes before each show, so pack a picnic basket, show up early and enjoy the sunshine.
Bernstorff Slot, Jægersborg Allé 93, Gentofte, Sun 15:00; Folkeparken, Louisevej 12, Roskilde, Mon 19:00; Slotstorvet, Vordingborg, Tue 19:00; free adm; www.kglteater.dk
Tivoli Pierrot Panto
Tivoli’s pantomime season encompasses music, comedy, drama and storytelling. Common to each show are the young lovers Harlequin and Columbine, while Columbine’s father Cassander and his servant Pierrot do everything they can to sabotage their plans. From now until mid-July, catch Tivoli’s oldest panto, Harlequin Mechanical Statue, in which Columbine and Harlequin hatch a secret plot against Cassander – with Pierrot constantly contributing to the confusion – or Pierrot in Dyrehaven, which sees the entire cast travel to Bakken, where Pierrot meets his doppelganger. Elsewhere, watch as an older suitor joins the fray and begins pursuing Columbine, while Pierrot continues to turn the entire household upside down with his antics in Pierrot’s Fatalities, or Pierrot as Wizard, in which Harlequin tries to defeat Cassander and win his lady’s love with a magic sword.
Tivoli Pantomime Theatre, Vesterbrogade 3, Cph V; started Mon, ends July 18, performances daily until end of June at 13:00, 19:00 or 20:30, see website for specific showtimes; free adm with entrance to Tivoli; www.tivoli.dk
KFUM’s football club’s flea market
The over 100-year-old football club KFUM is hosting a market to raise funds for its youth programmes. Hotdogs, sodas and snacks will be available for purchase at Cafe Parken.
Nøkkerosevej 23, Cph NV; Sat 09:00-16:00